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Old 04-05-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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I am considering purchasing a small TH (18ft) for me and the wife. The problem is my garage door measures 9ft (the ceiling is 10ft) while the TH I have looked at measure 10ft. Is there anyway to lower the TH a foot to get it through the door? And how much would you say yours drops when it is fully loaded and the tires are deflated some? Any help would be appreciated.
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I am considering purchasing a small TH (18ft) for me and the wife. The problem is my garage door measures 9ft (the ceiling is 10ft) while the TH I have looked at measure 10ft. Is there anyway to lower the TH a foot to get it through the door? And how much would you say yours drops when it is fully loaded and the tires are deflated some? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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Hey Dennis! First of all, welcome to iRV2! Glad to see ya here.

Boy...you've got quite the dilemna- I don't know of ANY TH that would come close to even getting into a garage- other than maybe (actually definitely) a pop-up or tent trailer. What toys do you have you're gonna need a TH for?

Of course, there are some other options, depending on where you live...you can keep it outside and cover it- either with a RV cover or more of a fixed "carport"-type structure, or you might find some storage yards that have indoor storage- but those tend to be very expensive.

What TH did you look at that was only 10' high? Obviously, airing down the tires aren't going to do you any good, and I can't think what you could do on a temporary basis to lower the rig.

Let's see if anyone else can help you....good luck!

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Old 04-05-2006, 04:27 PM   #4
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Dropping it a foot? Nope. Ya got me too. I doubt your axles would be even off the frame a foot... maybe you could be removing the tires/rims completly, and putting in on some sort of heavy duty dolly.

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I guess it will have to stay in the driveway. Thanks for your help anyways. What city in the IE are you from? I just moved away from Corona myself.
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Welcome aboard Dennis, I gotta tell you I don't have a clue how you would get a foot, I know from experience that airing down almost flat only gets a couple of inches. I believe you're going to have to keep it outside and figure out a way to cover it there.

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Old 04-06-2006, 01:03 PM   #7
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Drop it a foot...no sweat!
We just tub the wheel wells, notch the frame and C-Channel the axles. We can even have it rolling on some Dubs with spinners. Maybe add some bag's so you can get it over speedbumbs.
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:04 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by diirk:
Drop it a foot...no sweat!
We just tub the wheel wells, notch the frame and C-Channel the axles. We can even have it rolling on some Dubs with spinners. Maybe add some bag's so you can get it over speedbumbs. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:16 PM   #9
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It would go with my quad
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Wow, Now I have to say, that is slick. What an idea.
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Sweet! Now all you needs to do is upgrade to 22's and he can have trail ridin' ground clearance!
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Dennis:

Boy you ain't having any difficulty getting along with these guys!! You're a true "TH" sport...stick around, ya hear?

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with only 46 posts in 2 years... I dunna lotta lurkin and learnin

Besides... this forum is getting real cool lately!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 2Blueheelers:
with only 46 posts in 2 years... I dunna lotta lurkin and learnin

Besides... this forum is getting real cool lately! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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